Tuesday, March 02, 2010


Traffic congestion at a railway track crossing.
Recognize the need for a road over bridge at the railway track.
Plan to spend Rupees 15 crores and 18 months on building it.
Actually spend 20 crores and 5 years.
Complete it.
Wait a month.
Wait another month.
Paint (??) the walls on either sides of the ROB beautifully.
Make the Chief Minister inaugurate the ROB.
When it is time to finally use it to alleviate traffic:
-* Yesterday *-
Block routes all around the area because the CM is coming.
-* Today *-
All routes around the flyover are jammed. The bottleneck shifts to the next junction.

Sigh. I wish I had a picture.

1 comment:

Ashish said...

That's indeed pretty sad.
The worst part is the inauguration-by-the-CM story. They actually delayed the inauguration plan by a day (after putting all the hoardings for inauguration) because the CM wasn't available. Why does CM have to disrupt all traffic and come all the way to inaugurate it?